Note: The following article was first published in the Harvey County Independent on November 14, 2019.
This is the fourth article in the series. If you haven’t read the previous articles and want to start with the first, click here.
For those of you still unsure about supporting my Senate candidacy, the last couple of weeks should have convinced you that change is needed.
Cold weather and early nighttime have brought a layer of darkness over our country that only Thanksgiving and Christmas can alleviate. And just barely.
I know lots of people who are already tired of the cold. I know I am. Remember, I will introduce a bill to ban cold weather after Jan. 1 of each year. Yes, we still have to deal with cold days in November and December, but once my bill is passed you can look forward to the coldest weather ending with the calendar year.
The other recent event that should have spurred much support for my platform plank was falling back an hour. Now that it’s almost impossible to finish dinner before it gets dark and you feel like you should be going to bed before prime time television programming starts in the evening, it should be obvious that my plan to require daylight savings time year round across the country is the only logical action to be taken.
For those who haven’t read my previous announcement to run for the U.S. Senate and my follow-up columns on my plank and the interviews I’ve done, let me quickly recap my platform.
I plan to sponsor four bills. First, I will ban cold after Dec. 31 each year, with an exemption for ski lodges. Second, daylight savings time will be year round across the country. Third, I will sponsor a bill that would place an accumulative term limit on all federally-elected positions. My fourth bill will require the federal government to operate under a balanced budget.
And best of all, I pledge to serve only one term.
I also pledge to only cast my vote as a senator if I get a commitment from another Senator to support one of my bills in return for my vote.
A question I received recently that I haven’t addressed publicly is, “Won’t there be times when no one from either side will be willing to trade their vote for yours?”
Yes, that is true. On the other hand, there will be close votes where both sides will need my vote, which sets itself up for a potential bidding war. I’ll give my vote to whichever side is willing to commit the most votes to my agenda.
I realize that the other senators aren’t going to enthusiastically join my crusade. But in time, I will gradually gain committed votes and believe that I can, in six years, get all four of my items passed.
I’ll be running as an independent and will have an exciting announcement at the beginning of 2020. Stay tuned…
Read part five of this series: Quid pro quo good; time change evil